Americans love burgers regardless of how healthy they may or not be. Those are the latest findings in a survey conducted by market research firm Mintel showing that despite a continuing drop in beef consumption, Americans are still eating as many burgers as ever before thanks in part to growth in alternative burger patties.
According to Mintel, 62 percent of Americans said they literally “love” burgers – and hopefully every single one of them got a bumper sticker proclaiming their affection for taking the survey. That love of burgers is probably in part driven by another finding: that a vast majority of people believe a burger makes for a solid meal. Eighty two percent of the 1,767 adults Mintel surveyed, all of which had ordered a burger in a restaurant in the three months beforehand, said that they considered burgers to be a “good source of nutrients.” I’m guessing they are considering the pickle when making that determination, as greens, of course.